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12 June 2006

Kandahar, Afghanistan


Forward Operating Base (FOB) Martello is located in the Shah Wali Kot Region Afghanistan, north of Kandahar Airfield (KAF). The Operating Base has just recently opened in the district to help suppress the Taliban presents in the area and to provide support not only to the local villages but the local Afghan National Police (ANP) and Afghan National Army (ANA) elements in the area. Photo of Capt Kevin Schamuhn 1 Victoria’s Patricia’s (1VP) A-Coy 1 Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (1PPCLI) from Edmonton, Alberta. Capt Schamuhn is standing guard in a market just out side of Kandahar City, ANA troops are buy supplies from the locals before the trip to Martello.


Task Force Afghanistan is part of Canada’s contribution to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. This mission is about Canadians and their international partners helping Afghans rebuild their lives, their families, their communities and their nation. Canadian operations will work to improve the quality of life of Afghans by providing a secure environment in which Afghan society can recover from more than 25 years of conflict.


The Canadian Forces (CF) contribution in Afghanistan comprises about 2,200 soldiers, most of who serve with Task Force Afghanistan at Kandahar Airfield and Camp Nathan Smith in Kandahar City. Additional personnel are assigned to various military headquarters, a support base, and civilian organizations.


Photo by: Corporal Robin Mugridge

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Taken on June 18, 2006